At Verrill we understand that financial services institutions, from banks to credit unions, fin-tech start-ups to more seasoned financial services providers, have a broad range of legal needs and they rely on law firms who understand these different services and are able to see the big picture in an increasingly complex regulatory and financial landscape.

Verrill's Financial Services Group is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of experienced attorneys who understand the needs of banks and other financial services institutions.

Commercial Lending

  • Representing lenders on commercial loans
  • Representing borrowers on commercial loans
  • Complex credit facilities
  • Commercial real estate lending
  • Loan forms review and advice

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representing acquirors
  • Representing targets
  • Change of control planning and defenses

Securities Regulation

  • Structuring exempt offerings of securities to raise capital
  • Investments in securities offered by third parties
  • Investment adviser regulation
  • Broker-dealer regulation
  • Related-party lending
  • Repurchase agreements

Bankruptcy and Insolvency and Enforcement

  • Borrower bankruptcies
  • Workouts
  • Secured party sales

General Corporate

  • Formation of holding companies and subsidiaries
  • Board duties and meetings; committee processes
  • Shareholder meetings


  • Hiring and firing employees
  • Wage and hour, fair labor, anti-discrimination, etc.
  • Internal investigations
  • Independent contractor issues

Employee Benefit Plans

  • 401(k) plans
  • Health insurance plans
  • Cafeteria plans

Intellectual Property

  • Software licenses
  • Software-as-a-service issues
  • Trademark and copyright registrations and infringement


  • Trustee process, tax liens, and orders to withhold and deliver
  • Lender liability claims
  • Planning to avoid litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation

Firm Highlights


HR Power Hour with Sabine Gedeon


Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say…Gorelick v. Star Markets: A Study in Indemnity

Indemnity clauses in contracts are a valuable tool for allocating risk among the contracting parties, most often risk attendant to personal injury and property damage, and their effect can be far-reaching. Despite their significance...


Verrill's Norman Belanger and Betts Gorsky Featured in Mainebiz Article


David Lazarus Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article Regarding Cryptocurrency Whistleblowing.


Maine HR Convention: Workshop C: What Every Plan Sponsor Needs to Know-Your Fiduciary Duties in 2023

Join Verrill's Christopher S. Lockman at the 2023 Maine HR Convention where he will be presenting Workshop C: What Every Plan Sponsor Needs to Know-Your Fiduciary Duties in 2023 . This workshop will review...


Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...


Carolyn Gilbert Nominated to Maine PUC

On March 28, Governor Janet Mills nominated Carolyn “Carrie” Gilbert to serve a six-year term on the Maine Public Utilities Commission. For the past 15 years, Gilbert has worked at Daymark Energy Advisors where...


Maine HR Convention: Workshop A: Out of Sight, Out of Mind-Legal Implications of Proximity Bias

Join Verrill's Tawny L. Alvarez at the 2023 Maine HR Convention where she will be presenting Workshop A:Out of Sight, Out of Mind-Legal Implications of Proximity Bias. Proximity bias can raise discrimination issues for...


Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...


Whole Foods Win Shows Workplace Rules Can Shield Cos.

Verrill attorney Liz Johnston was recently published in Law360 for her article “Whole Foods Win Shows Workplace Rules Can Shield Cos.” In the article, Johnston discusses the recent decision in Kinzer v. Whole Foods...

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